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Ten Home Improvements Under $100

Feb 20, 2018 - Posted by: Rocky Mountain Credit Union

There's no place like home. Naturally, you want to make yours as comfortable and inviting as possible. But home renovations can be pricey and time-consuming.

The good news is, you don't have to spend a small fortune to spruce up your nest.

Here are ten home improvements you can do in your free time and all for $100 or less.

Fresh Paint

With a little time and investment, you can make the interior of your house look brand new again with something as simple as a can of pain.

Pick up some color swatches and see how some bold or bright colors would look in your space. Once you pick your color(s), set some time aside on the weekend and make a day of it. Before you know it, you'll have a new stylish interior while still sticking to a budget.

Install a Backsplash

Whether it's subway tiles, a mosaic or wood panels, upgrading your kitchen backsplash is a budget-friendly project that packs big results. You can even go with the peel-and-stick variety to save some more time and money on this project.

Floor Tile Stickers

For under $50, you can completely renovate a tired, plain kitchen floor with easy to install peel-and-stick tiles. This fun and quick upgrade can bring your kitchen back to life, making it look like you have a brand new floor.

Check out these vinyl floor stickers from Etsy that are perfect if you're on a budget.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

The entryway says a lot about a home, and adding a few extra touches can make all the difference. For under $100, you can tackle several projects that will improve your home's curb appeal, such as:

  • Hang up new house numbers
  • Paint your front door
  • Plant flowers in decorative pots
  • Get a new, stylish mailbox
  • Lay down a new welcome mat

The possibilities for curb appeal are nearly endless with these fun and simple home improvements.

Install a New Shower Head

Showerheads tend to build up calcium and other residues that can reduce pressure and make your shower-time much less enjoyable. Or maybe you can never seem to get the right angle or setting with your current showerhead.

Either way, replacing it can be a cheap and easy upgrade that you won't regret. And if you're feeling a little spontaneous, maybe you can add some water-proof speakers to the experience.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

If your bathroom vanity is currently lacking something, you can give it a fresh face while still sticking to your budget. Try adding an unframed mirror or new faucet handles, for example. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes.

New Hardware

With very little cost and effort, you can upgrade the hardware in your house and give it a fresh, fun new look.

For simple home improvements, consider replacing the hardware on:

  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Bathroom cabinets
  • Door/cabinet hinges
  • Doorknobs

Many different knobs and drawer pulls can be purchased for a few dollars each at your local hardware store. Then you can mix and match your favorite designs so every room has a distinct style to it.

Create a Cozy Backyard

If you're like many homeowners, some of your best memories are with family and friends spending time in the backyard.

Add some new cushions to your patio furniture, get some string lights or put in a strategically placed space heater to make your outdoor space just as comfortable as your indoor space.

Make Some Extra Room

Who couldn't use a little extra storage space? For well under $100, you can add both flair and functionality to your home with some shelves, baskets or cabinets for storage.

Go room to room looking for areas that could benefit from some organization and storage space. Then when you go to the store, you can find the perfect-sized containers and shelves for your new project.

Upgrade Your Lighting

The lighting makes or breaks the atmosphere of any room. And adding some colorful lampshades or something as simple as changing out the light bulbs can have a dramatic effect.

Halogen bulbs are the closest you can get to natural daylight and incandescent bulbs are the warmest and most inviting.

As you can see, you don't need to drain your bank account to spruce up your digs. The home improvements listed above aren't only easy on the pocketbook but they can be fun projects to complete with your family and friends.

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